Aquaculture Consultant

  • Full Time
  • Malta

AquaBioTech Group

is a global consulting and engineering company with over 20 years of experience in aquaculture, fisheries and other aquatic sciences.

About the Job

Immediate Vacancy: Aquaculture Consultant

A multi-functional role that requires a variety of tasks to be undertaken as and when work arises. Other more constant roles include coordination and reporting on various aquatic / aquaculture project developments, feasibility assessments and various contributions towards EU funded research projects. Oversight of certain development projects the company is engaged in, such as fish and shrimp hatchery design and recirculation system development. The candidate should be fluent in written and spoken English and ideally at least one other language. The candidate would also need to hold a clean driving licence.

Synopsis of position offered

A position within AquaBioTech Group has arisen for a suitably qualified person to work on a variety of projects within the Group’s diverse portfolio. The position is described as an Aquaculture Consultant, ideally, but not essentially, with knowledge of recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) technologies.
The responsibilities of the selected candidate are to be divided into three distinct areas of work, although briefly described as undertaking the development and management of various projects and assignments that are contracted to AquaBioTech Group.

  • The primary task is to provide assistance in the undertaking of consultancy assignments (project planning, technical and financial feasibility studies, risk assessments, technical and operational support) for a variety of global aquaculture projects, including fish and shrimp hatcheries and recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) for various clients’ projects.
  • The secondary task is to assist our design and engineering teams with the required biological / technical input relating to bio-planning, stocking, growth-curves and feeding rates with regards to research facilities, hatcheries and grow-out recirculation aquaculture systems. Assist the engineering and architectural teams with the preparation of bill of quantities for projects.
  • The last task area is to assist the installation teams with the implementation of the projects and post commission phases. This part of the work can take the selected candidate to a variety of locations all over the world for various durations of time. For some of the larger projects we are involved in there will be the opportunity to relocate for a substantial period of time – assistance with the relocation process will be provided in these cases.

Reporting directly to the Chief Operations Officer (COO) Consulting, the position is demanding requiring a person who is highly motivated and self-organised. The selected person must be prepared to work to very tight deadlines in isolated and multi-functional projects and in conjunction with a team of international staff based at our head-office based in Malta.

Qualifications Overview

A successful candidate is expected to have at least a M.Sc. in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Oceanography or a related scientific field. Experienced based candidates are also encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will have to speak and write English fluently. Knowledge of any another language will be considered an asset, but not essential. The selected candidate must have a clear passport with no travel restrictions, no legal convictions held at any time and be in possession of a clean driving licence.

Financial Package

The successful candidate will be offered a long-term, fixed-term contract with the company. The starting package offered for this position will be structured largely upon the chosen candidate, reflecting the experience the candidate brings to the company, but also in line with the cost of living in Malta and could include an accommodation package, if required.

Application Procedure

Further information about the AquaBioTech Group and the services we offer can be viewed at www.aquabt.com. Applicants are required to submit a full Curriculum vitae in the AquaBioTech Group Europass format that must be downloaded from our website (click APPLY button). This file must be filled using Adobe Acrobat Reader® or any other PDF viewer (not directly on your browser)– no other Cv formats will be accepted. Questions about the application should be directed to the Admin & HR Director, on hr@aquabt.com.

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